Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Screwed Much?

Leaders of Pakistan and Afghanistan Hold Talks - New York Times:
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Key U.S. allies Afghanistan and Pakistan must join forces to fight the ''common enemy'' of terrorism and extremism being fanned by al-Qaida and Taliban militants, Pakistan's president said Wednesday.

But visiting President Gen. Pervez Musharraf also said Pakistan would never allow U.S.-led coalition forces -- currently hunting al-Qaida and Taliban fighters on the Afghan side of the border -- into tribal areas on its side.
So here we get more of the details about the "deal" the Pakistan government made with the tribal leaders and Taliban in the North Waziristan region. Looks more like they agreed to protect the militants from outside invasion (i.e., from U.S. and allied forces Afghanistan) in exchange for a promise (crossed fingers!) from them not to wreak havoc in Afghanistan. I think Karzai and friends just got the screw.
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